Coin breccia
Breccia Brec"cia, n. [It., breach, pebble, fragments of stone, fr. F. br[`e]che; of German origin. See {Breach}.] (Geol.) A rock composed of angular fragments either of the same mineral or of different minerals, etc., united by a cement, and commonly presenting a variety of colors. [1913 Webster]

{Bone breccia}, a breccia containing bones, usually fragmentary.

{Coin breccia}, a breccia containing coins. [1913 Webster]


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